The water sector – contributing to the implementation of Grenada’s NDCs
As of: November 2020
As an island state in the Caribbean, Grenada must prepare for an increase in extreme weather events and a rise in sea levels caused by climate change. The Grenadian government has identified the resilience of the water sector as a priority in all national climate strategy papers and plans, because the sector has much potential for increasing its resilience to climate change and for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project focuses on advising the national water and sanitation authority (NAWASA) on how to improve its water and energy efficiency, and to this end, it promotes the introduction of renewable energies and supports the implementation of the strategy to reduce water losses. The implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions and the National Adaptation Plans of Grenada are supported by the project, as is the creation of the first climate-neutral water supply company in the Caribbean. These approaches will also be replicated throughout the region. /
State of implementation/results
- The project was successfully launched on 25 February 2020 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Grenada. The event was broadcast by all relevant national TV stations in Grenada. See press release: www.nowgrenada.com/…
- The first quarter of 2020 was used for detailed planning together with the implementing partners and political partners. However, next steps such as a first meeting of the steering committee and the inception workshops were hampered by the global COVID-19 situation.